Commissioner Gabriel announces European 5G Observatory

Very interesting announcements have been announced by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel to enforce 5G progress in Europe during the recent Mobile World Congress 2018: the European 5G Observatory and the European 5G Pioneer Award.

The European 5G Observatory will provide independent monitoring information regarding the main actual and likely market developments, 5G trials and other actions taken by Member States as well as industry stakeholders regarding 5G market introduction in Europe and in a global context. This will allow assessing the progress of the EU 5G Action Plan and to take actions to fully implement it.

The Commission also plans to launch the European 5G Pioneer Award initiative with GSMA to single out the front runners in Europe adopting 5G, whether they are key partnerships with vertical sectors or innovative 5G cities or regions. The first award is planned to be handed over at next year’s edition of the MWC.